October 28, 2010 The president is rallying Virginia Democrats not by going to a safe precinct but by going to the least safe. And by appearing with Rep. Perriello, he may be saluting the past — their victories in 2008 — more than the likelihood of victory in 2010.
October 14, 2010 ANALYSIS: The names are Obama and Clinton — three politicians who are monumentally ambitious in different ways, and one ongoing psychodrama for their party and country.
September 27, 2010 One of the biggest challenges for Republican leaders, say two political scientists who have studied the GOP, will be pulling together young lawmakers who want to confront the president and older members who might make some compromises.
September 27, 2010 A new survey from Politico and George Washington University signals discontent with the president over changes in health care laws and his efforts to get the economy moving.
September 23, 2010 The president will make the case that leaders have talked and talked and talked for years, but peace remains elusive between Israel and Palestine. So now's the time for action, not words, he says.
September 22, 2010 Conservative critics are already saying that the president's really talking about a "bargain" — that American's shouldn't overreact to terrorist attacks.
September 22, 2010 A new book from the legendary journalist offers reports of infighting and policy disputes inside the administration as the president and his advisers debated what to do in Afghanistan.
September 13, 2010 ANALYSIS: It's a bipartisan question. Democrats are struggling to decide whether to the support the president's latest stimulus plan. Republicans have a debate brewing in their ranks too.
September 9, 2010 Some say the news media have given the story too much attention. But as it comes to a climax on Saturday, what will you do? Follow developments closely or ignore them?
September 1, 2010 Caught as he is in the backwash of Bush's agenda and the backlash against his own, the president wanted the country to hear a few other things he has on his mind.
August 20, 2010 They're three little words that fit perfectly on cable TV news screens — the screaming tabloid headlines of our time. That they're inaccurate and misleading doesn't seem to matter.
August 9, 2010 This summer, federal judges have once again been horning in on issues of great interest and high stakes. Gay marriage. Immigration. The health care law. State-federal legal battles are on the rise.